Monday, November 23, 2020

as the world turns

'Field Work' 37x33", 37x27" oil;  Kathleen Faulkner

While we isolate, 
the earth carries on
going about its business.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

speaking of March

'Vignette II, 30x22" pencil drawing;
Kathleen Faulkner

Here we go.
Back in lockdown again.
I have explored my yard like never before
this year. 
I'm drawing what I see  
in my tiny bubble.


Monday, October 26, 2020

first aid for a worried soul

'Art Pals' 22x30" graphite on paper;  Kathleen Faulkner

'Helpful Friends' 22x30" graphite on paper, in progress;  
Kathleen Faulkner

'Helpful Friends II' 22x30" graphite on paper, in progress;
Kathleen Faulkner

It has been a tough year.

Because of COVID, I am unable to be with my friends
so I decided to draw them.

Seeing them looking back at me gives me comfort 
and knowing they are all wearing masks out in that cold, cruel world 
gives me hope that I will see them again, 
in person, 
sometime in the future.

'Self Portrait: Mirror Image'
Kathleen Faulkner


Thursday, September 24, 2020


'Vignette' 14x17" graphite;  Kathleen Faulkner


a slender shoot of a tree
a small, dry, woody piece fallen from a branch

to see; perceive
to understand


Sunday, September 20, 2020


'Squall' 17.5x34" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

I am thinking about this strange and dangerous year
as I sit on a log and look out at the sea

Nature is not happy with we humans

Friday, August 7, 2020

Nautical Twilight

'Nautical Twilight' 29x28" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner 

two different worlds,
night and day

each as full
in different ways

Friday, July 24, 2020

B is for Brooch

A Bevy of Brooches various sizes, sterling silver, driftwood, pottery shard,
colored pencil;  Kathleen Faulkner

It is nearing the end of July
cool and cloudy weather
We are lucky, though, 
while the rest of the country burns up.

On this early afternoon
The sun starts peaking through the clouds
building patterns.

I am grateful to be here. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

here's a thought

'Thought Bubble' brooch 2.25x1.25" sterling silver, paper, ink, mica
Quote by Henry David Thoreau;
Kathleen Faulkner

...or don't see. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

things change

'Stick Pin'  4.75" sterling silver, stick;  Kathleen Faulkner

Back in the day
when running free was a given 
no worries about touching
or being in close quarters
 a sneeze brought a
'bless you'
a cough meant not too much

Community of stick pins. Kathleen Faulkner

We had our art openings and events 
filled to the brim
hugging and laughing

the good old days. 

'COVID safe' stick pin, 4" sterling silver, paper,
gouache, mica;  Kathleen Faulkner

Today's stick pin is fully covered
for protection
no direct contact
social distancing is currently in place
as it sits in a box 
on a table.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

survival tips

'Western Larch' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

The good thing about living on the edge 
is that one must be

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, 
nor the most intelligent;
it is the one most adaptable to change."
Charles Darwin

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Life during lockdown

'Hillside' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

Springtime in the Pacific Northwest

It is especially beautiful this year
maybe it is the clean air,
the quiet 
or lack of humans 
all around 

I walk the trails
sunshine hits the back of my head
I forget, for a moment, that life is different now:

No touching
 no hugs, no kisses
10 feet
always wear a mask if out and about.

I can do this.  
It's not that different from my weird normal life

but I miss my friends.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

on hold

'Slack Water' 20x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

Life during the time of COVID

I am at a stand still 
no movement either way
 in the tidal stream of life

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

keep on the sunny side

'Slough' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."
Charles Dickens

This oil pastel was completed 
during the pandemic.
It will
remind me of the time 
we lived or died.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

when in doubt

'Grey and White and Cloudy' 12x12" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

Max said,  "paint clouds and water".

Saturday, February 15, 2020

life on the edge

'Moving Forward'. 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

It's been a tough winter.

I make myself move forward 
knowing that all things change.

 Spring is coming.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Junco junction

'Anne's Feeder' 10x10"oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

I watch the birds
eat at Anne's feeder.

I look past the feeder at the tree behind
The leaves are gone now
replaced with juncos
waiting their turn.

Friday, January 10, 2020

weather or not

'Winter Morning'. 12x12" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

in the midst of ruff and tumble weather
hopeful breaks appear.

I always appreciate those.